- Real Name
- Andrew Lossing
DXO has just released the most sensational part of their PhotoLab 4 Elite, the DeepPrime noise reduction, as a utility that converts RAW files to denoised, corrected DNGs that can then be imported into other image editing applications. I tried DeepPRIME when it was released, and found that it did make my older micro four thirds RAW files look a lot better. It's not quite magic, it doesn't make the RAWs look like they straight up came out of another camera, but they do look a ton better in many cases, without oppressive noise reduction artifacts or smoothing.
The best part for me, this utility is less than half of the cost of PhotoLab 4 Elite ($89 introductory price versus $199 for PL4), making it more within my budget for software. I have Lightroom 6.14, DXO's latest NIK Collection, and On1 Effects, and I don't really want to wrestle with a full-on RAW editor outside of what I already have and am most comfortable with, so I think this is gonna fit in really well for me. I'll be testing it out and will report my findings!